22 February 2016, Denby, UK – Deb Group has launched Cutan® Complete, the world’s 1st alcohol-based foam hand sanitiser that is proven to be fully virucidal, bactericidal and yeasticidal. The unique perfume-free and dye-free formula is dispensed as foam and is designed for use without water. It provides a complete solution for hand sanitising by combining its highly effective broad spectrum biocidal efficacy with safety and user preference.
Cutan® Complete has been created to provide the highest level of hand hygiene in sensitive healthcare environments. The foam sanitiser kills 99.999% of many common germs in just 15 seconds and its non-specific biocidal action ensures there is no risk of antimicrobial resistance. The product meets the highest levels of European microbiological standards for bactericidal (EN1500), virucidal (EN14476), yeasticidal (EN1650), mycobactericidal (EN14348) activity as well as surgical scrub (EN12791).
For healthcare environments in particular, where approximately 300,000 NHS patients contract healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the UK each year, using Cutan® Complete will help reduce the risk of transmitting harmful pathogens from staff to patients – particularly if used in accordance with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) ‘5-Moments for Hand Hygiene’ standard.
Extensive dermatological testing has proven the product to have good skin compatibility and is declared to be ‘hypoallergenic’. Clinical testing, based on a High Frequency Usage Study using 48 applications per day for 5 days, proves the product prevents skin dryness and has no adverse effect on skin condition.
Furthermore, independent research has shown that 84% of users prefer the foam format of Cutan® Complete compared to alcohol-based gels because it is non-sticky and dries within 30-seconds of use, in line with WHO hand hygiene recommendations. The product also incorporates moisturisers which leave the skin feeling soft and refreshed after use.
In the application of hand hygiene best practice, one of the most important factors for healthcare professionals is convenience. Quite simply, they do not have the time to monitor and measure the correct amount of sanitisation product per dose. That is why they need a dosing system that that delivers the correct dose, every time, in one single action.
“We believe Cutan® Complete can really make the difference in ensuring the highest levels of hand hygiene compliance in the circumstances that require it most,” said Paul Jakeway, Marketing Director at Deb UK. “Our hands are one of the main routes for transmitting pathogens that can be harmful to health and yet it is an issue that is often overlooked. By incorporating hand hygiene best practice into the workplace, supported by the unique efficacy, safety and preference of Cutan® Complete, organisations can now provide an unprecedented level of protection from these pathogens, whether that be for patients, colleagues or customers.”
Deb Cutan® Complete is available in a range of pump bottles (47ml and 400ml), cartridges (1L) and dispensers (1L) for easy access in hand hygiene sensitive environments.
To find out more about Deb Cutan® Complete, visit www.debgroup.com
 National Institute for Healthcare & Excellence, 2011 - https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg139/chapter/introduction